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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Developing pioneering ideas, research and resources for better decision-making and system design.

We draw upon multi-disciplinary academic resources from across the University of Cambridge, insights from our global network and beyond to generate actionable ideas and evidence for a sustainable economy. Our frameworks and tools are designed to shape and scale transformative leadership and innovation across business, finance and policy.    


Research and analysis

Our research and analysis work is co-designed by academics and research users and explores fundamental research questions arising from real-world problems, and designed with impact on key sustainability challenges in mind.

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Our Fellowship Programme aims to foster new thinking on sustainability, leading to practical insights, tools and recommendations for decision-makers to carry into their organisations.

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We offer frameworks and tools that provide new insights and approaches to help leaders and organisations drive transformational change.

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Content hubs

Our content hubs include a comprehensive toolkit of programmes, services, thought leadership, research and guidance to help individuals and their organisations develop the leadership, capability, innovation and collective action to drive change in CISL’s focus areas.

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Advisory services

We help our clients to respond to a future of accelerating change and increasing expectations; a future in which we will harness technology to enable new ways of living and working, whilst transforming whole industry sectors and economies.

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